Top Hurdler Candice Davis Signs With Women's Track And Field

Nov. 21, 2002

The USC women's track and field program has signed hurdler Candice Davis, a prep All-American from Ann Arbor, Mich., to a letter of intent, Trojan coach Ron Allice announced today.

She will enroll at USC in the fall of 2003 and compete for the Women of Troy in the spring of 2004. She joins what is perhaps the top women's track and field recruiting class in the nation this year.

'She's the final cornerstone to a perfect recruiting class,' said Allice. 'She gives us the balance that we continue to strive for. She's the No. 1 hurdler in the nation. She has the potential and ability to be on the pedestal at the NCAA Championships and, one day, represent her country at the Olympics.'

Davis, a senior at Pioneer High in Ann Arbor, is a three-time U.S.A. Track and Field Junior All-American in the 100-meter hurdles (2000-2002). Her best time of 13.69 in the 100-meter hurdles is the top mark in the nation among current preps.

An all-state performer six times in her career, Davis was named the 2001-2002 Michigan Athlete of the Year by Gatorade and was third in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2002 USATF Junior Nationals. She is also was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2000 Adidas Outdoor Championships and second in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2002 Nike Indoor Classic Championships.

Davis is a team captain for Pioneer in both track and basketball and also an active volunteer in her community.

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